Making goals for studying and working to meet them always brings better results than studying without any goals. In this article, you will see how to set goals and achieve them.
Short-term/ Long-term and Daily goals
A goal can be anything, from learning a new chapter within a week to passing a model exam with 95%. But goals cannot be set blindly. They have to be split as long-term, short-term and daily goals. For instance, if you want to complete learning and understanding the first six chapters in a text book thoroughly in one month, it is a relatively long-term goal. You can split those 30 days in a month as 6x5 days. Every five days, you should have completed one chapter - that is a short term goal. If a chapter has 12 pages, in one day, you should have covered two pages - that should be your daily goal. This way, you can study systematically and track your progress.
Set goals based on your capabilities
If a goal is attained, it becomes a morale booster; if not, it is a big source of demotivation. So, it is essential to learn how to set an attainable and realistic goal. For that, you should be aware of your own capabilities. If you can learn and understand two pages on your book per day, your goal should not exceed that limit, and your long-term goal should be based on that only.
Make time for other activities
Work while you work, play while you play. It is essential to take breaks and do things you like everyday. Make time for them in your daily schedule. Take them into account while setting the goals. If attaining your goals makes you sacrifice things you like and study continuously without breaks, then it will add stress, reduce your concentration, and ultimately stop you from achieving your goals.